The 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography MOBI ´ Dalai

The 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography MOBI ´ Dalai This graphic novel biography is an introduction to the leader of the Tibetan government in exile Born into a peasant family in a small village, Tenzin Gyatso was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama In , His Holiness assumed full political power when China invaded Tibet a tragedy that forever changed him and shaped his efforts on behalf of world peace, for which he was award the Nobel Peace Prize


10 thoughts on “The 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography

  1. Lauren Lauren says:

    Saiwai s deft hand traces the life story of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama Identified at the age of 2 as the reincarnation of the previous Lama, he and his family were moved to the spiritual capital of Lhasa, Tibet This story briefly recounts this very early history of Kundun , moving quickly to his adolescence, when he became both spiritual and political leader of Tibet, at age 15 in 1950, after China s invasion of Tibet.Saiwai uses a framin


  2. Julie Suzanne Julie Suzanne says:

    It was a sad story, and I did learn about the invasion of Tibet and a lot of the politics around that and the Dalai Lama s hope to some day see Tibet liberated The graphic novel format may make the storyengaging or accessible to students who don t want to read prose about it, but it didn t do much for me Instead of a narrative that drew me into human lives, it wasof a summary of events The content has very little to do with Buddhism there was room fo


  3. Philip Philip says:

    I don t know nearly as much about the Dalai Lama as I should But then again, a lot of people fall into that category.His is a fascinating, and deeply troubling life.Of all the people we study in my class, we study Gandhi the most I mean, we spend a lot of time on him, India s route to independence It would probably be good to do a comparison study of the two.To be in charge of a country at 15 A country that s being invaded by a much larger, militaristic


  4. Brooke Brooke says:

    It may seem trite, but the Dalai Lama truly is one of my heroes I m happy that there s a quick and accessible especially for teens, I think version of his story The problem is because it s manga, it s short which is good but perhaps is a bit too succinct to really get down to the nitty gritty of the entire story I enjoyed it because I enjoy him, and I d recommend it for manga and Dalai Lama enthusiasts alike.In the snowy mountain paradise,You re the source o


  5. Swaroop Kanti Swaroop Kanti says:

    a very good illustrative way of learningabout the Dalai Lama and struggles of the Tibetan people


  6. Kyrie Kyrie says:

    It was a quick overview of a part of history and current events that I m unfamiliar with It gave me a desire to read other things to help form my own opinion.


  7. Raquel Raquel says:

    Wow I really loved this short read I never realized how ignorant I was about the plight of Tibet.Free Tibet


  8. Abhishek Abhishek says:

    A very nice read regarding the life of the 14th Dalai Lama which tells his story from his early years till the time he left Tibet to seek asylum in India Even though the story is told in comic form, yet the matter is given the respect it deserves The storyline is descriptive enough for someone who is studying the life of the Dalai Lama for the first time The complexities of the Tibet China relations are explained in an easy to understand manner.The illustrations are very ni


  9. John John says:

    This is an interesting little manga version of the Dalai Lama s story It s pretty simply rendered, but it tells the incredible story of this man, who has held to the ideal of peace and nonviolence in the face of incredible brutality A quick read and probably a good introduction to this very interesting man.


  10. Eric Eric says:

    This was an enjoyable, yet very depressing, GO on the D.L His story is well known, but what I want to know is how America justified Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and others, but has never been able to help out the Tibetan people I think we know the reasons why no oil, political, or financial gain to be made from an extremely poor people Up with Kundun


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